Ernest Hemingway

analytical Essay
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882 words

Americans were reading books before the first printing press was even invented. As people were reading, writers were forming. Ernest Hemingway was a man with a unique imagination, which was obsessed with violence, but with that and his fascination for the act of courage in a dangerous situation, it served as a basis for his most memorable books.

Ernest Hemingway led a riveting life from birth to death. It had many ups and downs but his experiences are what made him the great author he became known to be. To begin with Ernest was born on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois (Magnum). Hemingway’s early home life was prevailed by females. He grew up with four sisters, an overly feminine and only one brother. Grace, his mother, was determined to have a musician in the family so she gave all her kids an instrument to learn. The persistence of his mother pushing music on him eventually led to him disliking her (Michael). His father, Clarence, grew tired of his wife treating Ernest like a female so he taught him hunting and fishing. Soon after his father taught him the ways of nature, his father went into depression, leaving Hemingway on his own to figure out the rest (Michal). The first sign of Hemingway’s writing talents came about when he became a reporter for the Kansas City Star. Ernest had no formal college education, he thought of higher education as bunk (Ernest Miller). The only training he received was from the high school newspaper, and from working as a reporter for local newspapers (Ernest). Later in life Ernest moved to Paris with his wife Hadley, where he started working at the Toronto Star (Ernest Miller). His relationship with Hadley did not last long, soon after Hadley came many other marriages to: P...

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...talking about how incredible he was. Hemingway’s legacy lives on with all of his works.

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Access Date: Mon Nov 18 2013

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that americans were reading books before the first printing press was invented. ernest hemingway had a unique imagination, which was obsessed with violence, but his fascination for the act of courage served as basis for his most memorable books.
  • Describes ernest hemingway's life from birth to death. it had many ups and downs, but his experiences made him a great author.
  • Analyzes ernest hemingway's terse, journalistic style that greatly impacted humans emotionally and influenced a generation of new american writers.
  • Explains that ernest hemingway wrote a number of exceptional novels, including a farewell to arms and the sun also rises.
  • Describes brady, c. a., "ernest hemingway." new catholic encyclopedia.
  • Cites ernest miller hemingway's dictionary of american biography.
  • Explains that hemingway received the american academy of arts and letters award of merit in 1945, and the nobel prize in 1954 for all of his great works.
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